(Source: BBC News)
Almost 30,000 protective visors have been made by hospital staff for NHS colleagues on the front line. A team from Salford Royal helped to design and make the visors that will be used in four hospitals in Greater Manchester.
They went into production following widespread concerns about a shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE). “We plan to keep the supply going for as long as it is needed,” said Dr Glyn Smurthwaite.
The prototype was created by Dr Smurthwaite, a consultant anaesthetist, and Dr Stuart Watson, head of research and development in medical physics, who agreed the final design from home while in self-isolation.
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